A new arena of musical expression
Unleash the full potential of your headphones and experience the emotional impact of every song as the artist intended. Combining the best of digital and analog sound technology, this one’s for the serious listeners.
One Signature Sound
Elevating the high-resolution sound experience from one you listen to, to one you can feel.
Superior digital amplification
Our non-feedback S-Master technology maintains the purity of dynamic, straight digital sound. Our new D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit takes this one step further, enhancing its precision and sound quality with an analog feed-forward amp. The analog amplifier corrects the errors caused by switching amplification.
Capturing every note and nuance with DSEE HXTM
Experience your music as the artist intended, in near High-Resolution Audio quality. Our new DSEE HX™upscaling technology features four additional modes to the standard: female vocal, male vocal, percussion and strings, for optimal sound reproduction.
Personalising sound with the new DSD Remastering Engine
Offering double the conversion accuracy of previous models, the new DSD Remastering Engine let you convert all PCM music sources into DSD 11.2MHz. The technology utilises FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) to convert any signal into the DSD sound format.
Uncompromised music reproduction
To maximise the potential of the new D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit, our engineers developed the amplifier using an advanced FPGA processor. This let them fully customise the technology and develop something truly unique.
Familiar analog-like sound
Our DC Phase Linearizer works to effectively replicate the phase character of a typical analog amplifier. It matches the phase characteristics of the analog amplifier to deliver a more analog-like sound.
Ideal sound isolation
The TA-ZH1ES features a rigid FBW Chassis, which has been designed to isolate the circuit board from vibration. By minimising vibration and preventing lateral movement, noise is reduced for a cleaner, purer sound.
The headphone amplifier's top panel is made from a combination of steel and aluminium. These materials each have their own resonance frequency, which when used in combination, suppress each other. The result is the effective elimination of unnecessary resonance.
Rigid and durable
The TA-ZH1ES features an innovative chassis design. The structure of the baseplate supporting the 'FBW' Chassis has two layers for enhanced rigidity and a low centre of gravity. This added protection and durability enhances sound quality.
Supported sound formats
Enjoy up to PCM 32 bit/768kHz and DSD22.4 MHz sound formats.
Φ4.4mm balanced connection jack
Φ4.4mm single balanced jack is new standard for headphone balance connection. Its clear channel separation offers accurate reproduction and wide sound space.
The amp features several terminals to support a variety of input devices, including Walkman®, TVs and Playstation® consoles.
The amp utilises a variety of headphone output connections, including both balanced (4.4mm, 3-pole mini plug x2 & XLR4) and unbalanced (stereo standard plug, stereo mini plug).
Discover the Signature Series
Settle for nothing less than immersive excellence with the full range of Signature Series products. Designed for ultimate sound quality, they transcend audio conventions to elevate every note.
The TA-ZH1ES is the Signature Series premium headphone amplifier, designed to achieve a higher level of sound quality through headphone listening.
- D.A. Hybrid Amplifier Circuit
- New DSEE HX featuring 5 modes
- Supports PCM 32bit/768kHz and DSD 22.4MHz sound formats
- New DSD Remastering Engine
- Supports balanced (4.4mm, 3‐pole mini plug x2, XLR4) and unbalanced (standard plug, stereo mini plug) connections
|OUTPUT POWER||Balanced: 1200mW + 1200mW (32ohms 1kHz 1%) Unbalanced: 300mW + 300mW (32ohms 1kHz 1%)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||4Hz-80kHz (-3dB)|
|PLAYING FREQUENCY RANGE||4Hz-200kHz|
|GAIN SWITCH||Yes (High / Low)|
|HEADPHONE OUTPUT||Balanced ; Balanced standard (4.4 mm in diameter) 3-pole mini (balanced connection, 3.5 mm in diameter) × 2 XLR4 (balanced 4-pin) Unblanced ; Standard (6.3 mm in diameter) Stereo mini (3.5 mm in diameter)|
|XLR4 PIN ASSIGNMENT||1:L+, 2:L-, 3:R+, 4:R-|
|OTHER INPUT/OUTPUT||Walkman® / Xperia™ Input USB-B Input COAXIAL Input OPTICAL Input LINE L/R Input PRE OUT(Variable / Fixed)|
|SAMPLING FREQUENCY/BIT DEPTH||DSD native (up to 22.4MHz) DSD DoP (up to 11.2 MHz) PCM (up to 768 kHz/32 bit)|
|WALKMAN®/XPERIA TM PORT||PCM 2ch ; 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 / 352.8 / 384 kHz (16 / 24 / 32 bit) DSD 2ch Native; 2.8 / 5.6 / 11.2 MHz (1 bit) DSD 2ch DoP ; 2.8 / 5.6 MHz(1 bit)|
|USB TYPE-B PORT||PCM 2ch ; 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 / 352.8 / 384 / 705.6 / 768 kHz (16 / 24 / 32 bit) DSD 2ch Native ; 2.8 / 5.6 / 11.2 / 22.4 MHz (1 bit) DSD 2ch DoP; 2.8 / 5.6 / 11.2MHz (1 bit)|
|COAXIAL INPUT JACK||PCM 2ch ; 32 / 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (16 / 24 bit)|
|OPTICAL INPUT JACK||PCM 2ch ; 32 / 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz (16 / 24 bit)|
|DSD REMASTERING ENGINE||Yes (Convert to DSD 11.2MHz)|
|8X OVER SAMPLING||Yes|
|DSEE HX||Yes (Upscale to PCM 384kHz / 32bit)|
|DSEE HX MODE||Standard / Female Vocal / Male Vocal / Percussion / Strings|
|D.C. PHASE LINEARIZER||Yes|
|LEFT/RIGHT BALANCE ADJUSTMENT||Yes|
|MUSIC PLAYBACK SOFTWARE SUPPORTED||Hi-Res Audio Player / Media Go|
|DISPLAY DIMMER||Yes (BRIGHT / DARK / DISPLAY OFF)|
|DETACHABLE POWER CORD||Yes|
|POWER REQUIREMENTS||220-240V 50/60Hz|
|POWER CONSUMPTION (STANDBY)||0.3W|
|AUTO STANDBY||Yes (default : ON)|
|DIMENSIONS W×H×D (MM)||210mm (W) x 65mm (H) x 314mm (D) (including projecting parts and controls)|
|What's In The Box||